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Simple as Quinoa Salad

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Simple as Quinoa Salad How versatile and unique this little grain is, although technically it’s not a grain at all, but rather a chenopod, closely related to beets and spinach. That’s probably why it’s so nutritious. Quinoa pronounced “Qin-wah” comes from the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru and if you’re looking for in … Continue reading

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Chickpea Burger Patty with Tahini Sauce

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Colleen’s Chickpea Burgers with Tahini Sauce Colleen writes: Inspired by falafel, my version is much healthier since it forgoes the deep-frying typical of this Middle Eastern staple. Preparation time: 10 minute(s) | Cooking time: 25 minute(s)    Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 15-ounce can … Continue reading

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Fruit Roll-Ups

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These were a favourite of mine as a kid and even as an adult I find myself craving something sweet by mid-afternoon. However, this recipe is far healthier and simpler than those childhood treats. For starters it has only two … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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We eat a lot of bananas. Between cereal and smoothies our basket is always full of the yellow maidens. In a mad rush to use up some tired looking bananas I came across a recipe for chocolate and peanut butter banana … Continue reading

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Vegan lasagna

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I seem to be getting the same question a lot recently, “How do you live without cheese?” Cutting cheese from your diet will have immediate health benefits, is likely to result in weight loss as well as take away money from an … Continue reading

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

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These high-protein snacks replicate the flavour of salt and vinegar chips. They go perfectly with cocktails and beer. I take these salty treats with me to work and school (sin cocktails) as they travel easily and stay fresh for roughly ten … Continue reading

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{Vegan} Chocolate Mousse Cake

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A dark chocolate cake with a crunchy biscuit base and smooth textured filling. There is a subtle hint of coffee and orange which balances the creamy chocolate taste perfectly. You can serve it chilled as a mousse cake or barely thawed … Continue reading

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Hummus is a mainstay in any vegan’s fridge for its taste and nutritional punch. Chickpeas are famous for their protein while olive oil is full of good omega-3 fatty acids. By using sun-dried tomatoes you can alter … Continue reading

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What do Vegans Eat? – Another 7 days of Vegan Treats

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Another 7 days of Vegan Treats The first post that documented my meals for a week was so popular, I had to do it again. This past week has involved a lot of delicious meals and a lot of dining … Continue reading

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Spicy Potato Wedges

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Spicy Potato Wedges Perhaps you call them french fries or freedom fries, wedges or chips. In New Zealand our accent transforms chips into chups. What’s more confusing is that chups in New Zealand are used to describe both the hot salty … Continue reading

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